Monday, February 20, 2012

Same, Same but not the Same

Lesser Whistling Duck
As they say in Thailand, same, same but not the same on the local patch yesterday morning, with a similar selection of species as recent days but with some change in numbers. Oriental Pratincoles had increased to at least 75 birds, whilst others waders included 450 Black-winged Stilts, 33 Wood Sandpipers, 22 Little Ringed Plovers, 12 Common Snipe, 7 Pintail Snipe, 6 Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank and a Green SandpiperWatercock numbers had increased to three and other counts included 8 Yellow and 5 Cinnamon Bittern, 4 Ruddy-breasted Crakes, 5 Bronze-winged and 9 Pheasant-tailed Jacana, 4 Cotton Pygmy Geese, 30 Red-throated Pipits and once again a single Red Avadavat.

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